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brother told us. rebel mortar fire landed near assad's palace. that's a first. you look in the eyes of so many people, you see a different kind of wound, the fear is real. near of what tomorrow may bring to damascus. terry moran, abc news, damascus, syria. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court, expected to plead guilty to federal charges. he's accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, a former chicago lawmaker, sandra jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> vice president biden tells americans they do not need assault weapons to scare off bad guys, just use a shotgun. his response came in response to a facebook question about responsible gun ownership. >> look what the democrats are doing. joe saying i got two shotguns. obama saying look at my picture. they're trying to walk this line -- >> we're not against the 2nd amendment. it's all theater. >>> here's a look at your wednesday weather. denver will see snow by this afternoon. that storm will move into the plains. showers for
defended the use of drones against terror targets. he said they're only used against targets planning on carrying out attacks on americans. he promised to tell congress every time terrorists are targeted. >> i would damn well make sure that this committee had that information. absolutely. >> after the hearing, intelligence committee chair diane fine feinstein called fore openness about drone strikes. >> talking about, this is a hot button issue. at the very beginning of that hearing,g, it was interrupted repeatedly by protesters who came in and eventually the entire room had to be cleared and only authorized people were allowed in, because it was interrupted so many times. >> we've seen that kind of thing before. they took it to another level yesterday, the fact that they had to close things off a little bit here. politically speaking, it seems likely he will get confirmation. certainly more likely than chuck hagel. so far so good for mr. brennan. but the drone has become the hot issue, because the obama administration has kind of changed positions in the last couple of years about, y
that used to seem highly unusual that may in fact become more typical. >> reporter: bigger storms, less snow overall. a new reality. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> you know, that makes sense. i remember growing up in new york, we had two feet of snow twice in my lifetime. and we've had two feet of snow since 2010 three times. so it's not only happening but happening quickly. >> what i love about that story is how can it be this global warming thing going on? it's so cold. it has nothing to do with that. that's why they're shifting terminology from global warming to climate change. the basic science is basically the warmer it gets, the more moisture in the air. so whether it's stronger hurricanes or snowstorms, that moisture has to turn into something. global warming doesn't just mean it's getting hotter. that's way oversimplifying it. >> it is what's happening. the water is melting and now it's in the atmosphere as opposed to being on the glaciers. so we need new terminology for the people who don't quite understand it. >> bigger blizzards and stronger hurricanes. that's the danger o
for lance armstrong. he has until the end of the day to come clean under oath to u.s. anti-doping agents about his use of illegal drugs while winning seven straight tour de france titles. if that doesn't happen, he may not have his lifetime ban from organized sports reduced. armstrong and his team are also dealing with a massive whistleblower lawsuit. >>> we could learn today if oscar pistorius will be let out on bail or if he will await his trial on a murder charge in jail. he is in court at this hour. pistorius' attorneys and prosecutors presented their versions of how reeva steenkamp was killed last thursday. pistorius will be tried for premeditated murder. he claims he thought an intruder was in his bathroom, so he shot through the door. only after breaking down that door did he realize he had shot his girlfriend. >> i'm not lawyer, but here's my question. your girlfriend is spending the night. you wake up, she's not there. you think there's an intruder in the bathroom, but you don't know where she is. >> he says he thought she was still in bed. that's what he's saying. he's saying h
pope? abc's david wright lets us know. >> reporter: cardinal sean o'malley is a prince of the church who lives like a pauper. even his clothes set him apart. cardinal sean, as he likes to be called, wears the simple brown robes of a monk, plus sandals. even in winter in boston. >> he's a holy man, and a man of simplicity. wouldn't that be a lovely thing to have in a pope. >> reporter: the boston arch diocese he inherited was badly tainted. he sold off the cardinal's residence to pay off the victims and moved into a single room. the church has not always been so responsive. >> any new pope is going to have to look at that issue and speak to it. >> reporter: here in rome, there's been an unwritten rule, no pope from a superpower. but vatican watchers say times have changed. >> people realize a cardinal from the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'ma
the sheriff rick staneck told us he sees firsthand a link between gun violence and mental health. >> this is not about those who are receiving treatment. they're no more violent than anybody else. but untreated, we have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about thes
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
and will continue to bring us these stories. >> 70,000 people estimated to have died in this conflict. >>> now to kansas. the kansas national guard has 12 teams patrolling three state highways in humvees to rescue motorists stranded. accidents like this one involving a transit bus in kansas city were common on the roads with whiteout conditions. dozens of drivers are waiting out that storm in shelters. air travel is also at a stand still. crews worked to free this united plane stuck in the snow in wichita. a spokesman says the plane got stuck when the plane turned on a taxiway that had not been plowed. >>> with that, a look at weather of the rest of the country. charleston, atlanta expecting heavy rain today. a few sprinkles around dinnertime. >> temperatures in the upper midwest get back to more seasonable readings. florida is warmer than usual with orlando in the mid 80s. dallas is 10 degrees cooler than usual, only at 52. >>> well, you're going to be doing a double take on this story. simply because of all the settles of twins involved. get it? double takes, twins. >> they all attend castle
and l.a. for my best friend's wedding. because when hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire to fill them. so i got my hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at rid-x.com. >>> extraordinary political standoffs between countries always hurt the ordinary people who are caught between them. >> in iran, the government's refusal there to cooperate with the west over its nuclear program has triggered some harsh economic sanctions. see how it hits home as abc's david muir takes us inside iran. >> reporter: we went in search of one of the biggest pharmacies in central tehran. having hear
. meredith: yes, it is 4. you've used up all the really big money here. let's see how much more we can put in your bank. $100. ok. gives you 52,100. >> ok. meredith: you're now 9 away from a million, 5 away from round 2, at which point you keep all your money. >> ok. meredith: sleepy snacks. marketed as "relaxation brownies," lazy cakes are baked with what chemical that helps control sleep and wake cycles? melatonin, taurine, epinephrine, serotonin? >> i don't think it's b. i think c is the happy... the happy drug or the happy chemical, so i'm gonna ask the audience. meredith: ok, audience, margi needs your help. on your keypads, vote now. 72% believe it is melatonin. >> oh, i'm so torn between a and d. although so many people think it's a. and i'm sure people need help with sleeping, so a, final answer. >> no one's sleeping in this audience. it is melatonin. that's for sure. [cheering] all right, margi, how much money is behind this question? we'll add another $500. $52,600. we're gonna be back with more "millionaire" right after this. stay with us. lisee n fe ibethe igst l ouso y e seeth
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
to the test. >> reporter: clean. as many as 400,000 germs per hand. that's ho many bacteria travel with us every day. so here at the university of maryland, six brave grad students and i voluntarily doused our hands in a toxic brew of thousands of e. coli bacteria to see what would take it off. first up, hand sanitizers. we tested two kinds you find at the store. one with 60% alcohol and one so-called natural formula containing no alcohol. the key is use enough of it. your hands should take 15 seconds or longer to dry. then we pressed our hands on special incubation plates to grow any remaining bacteria. the results, dramatic. here, those graying spots of the e. coli that grew from unwashed hands. after, using hand sanitizer. but the formula without alcohol, look how many germs are left behind. alcohol-based hand sanitizers work so much better because alcohol breaks up the bacteria's proteins and kills them. but what is your best bet? guess what, it's your old friend, soap. soap gets more viruses, too. surprisingly, studies shows regular and anti-bacterial soap are equally effective, but h
is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. ♪ but till then tramps like us, baby, we were born to run ♪ ♪ honey tramps like us, baby >>> born to run. the boss. >> that's right. new jersey's own bruce springsteen, describes what his state's governor may be doing in the future. but critics think chris christie's weight is a big obstacle. >> but now christie is blasting those critics saying, hey, enough is enough. with more on this, here's abc's dan harris. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> reporter: chris christie displaying his famous candor, reacting to dr. connie mariano, the former white house doctor, who, on cnn, called the governor a time bomb. >> i'm a physician more than a democrat or republican and i worry about this man dying in office. >> she must be a genius. >> reporter: the governor questioned how she could diagnose him from her office in arizona. >> it's completely irresponsible. my 12-year-old son came to me last night and said, dad, are you going to die? >> hey, bring it, fat boy! >> chris christie said he's not going to run for re-electi
of representatives doing its thing. also the u.s. chamber of commerce is helping to craft a plan. so everything is crafting a plan. so hopefully maybe all those things can come together into one cohesive, effective plan. but we don't know yet. >> it's not a bad idea to have a plan b. administration after administration has tried to do this and come up with a plan that will work and they have failed almost across the board. so who knows what we're going to get? >> again, it's not just carte blanche, security and background checks, go to the back of the line behind folks who are here legally. >> and you've got to learn to speak english. >> exactly. >> not a bad idea. >> miles to go, as always. >>> speaking of politics, more political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon
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units because of this. abc's nick watt went along with one of them for a bust. >> reporter: we used to call it shoplifting. but now it's so much more. >> i've seen a person pull a razor blade and cut people. >> it could be nothing, it could be something. >> reporter: it's highly organized crime rings doing big business. shoplifters are called boosters, they sell the stuff on to someone called a fence. there's even an acronym, orc, organized retail crime. >> it's just like a fortune 500 company. it's all just organized. >> reporter: it cost the retail industry more than $30 billion a year. >> everything from meat to razors, to milk. >> reporter: milk? >> you name it. >> reporter: underwear, fragrance, clothing, highly sophisticated networks, boosters, fences, mr. bigs can make millions a year. and mike sweat is on the case. a riverside county sheriff's deputy injured in a car accident, sweat is now a full-time investigator on the orc beat. hired by stores from tj maxx to marshals and he's helping out the cops. >> kind of like working a narcotics case. we have low, mid level and top d
of it being used in -- for the little alabama boy who was in the bunker. they were trying to see if he was alive under the bunker. they flew some kind of a drone over there. so you can understand how in some cases it's helpful, but you can see how some people are very afraid of the civil liberties being -- >> security and liberties. that debate, that is what this is about. >>> the latest political maneuver against gun violence takes place on capitol hill. a new bill that will be introduced by democrats calls for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. they'res a demanding background checks for all gun sales. it faces an uphill battle in the republican controlled house. >>> celebrities, politicians and people affected by gun violence gathered in washington, adding their voices to the gun control debate. they appeared on behalf of the mayors against illegal guns group, founded by michael bloomberg and the mayor of boston. >> it's almost impossible to describe the pain of losing your father to a senseless murder, knowing that that murder might have been avoided if only our l
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for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but by tomorrow night, this storm will be unleashing heavy snow on boston and coastal new england. and that storm, as you know, could make a mess out of travel, even before the first flakes fall. some airlines announced plans to relax rebooking rules so passengers can change flights without having to pay the standard
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